LAHORE - The contract of Uch-II Gas Development Project was awarded to Zealcon Engineering, which will supply gas directly from the field to the Uch Power Plant for electricity generation.

This was stated by Chairman and CEO Zealcon Engineering Sheikh Azhar Ali at a ceremony held to celebrate this contract award to the company. Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas, Managing Director Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd Riaz Khan, General Manager OMV Peter Seitinger and other senior federal bureaucrats and construction industry magnets were also present on the occasion.

Sheikh Azhar said ongoing energy crisis has doubled the importance of UCH-II Gas Development Project, as the gas from the field would be diverted to the UCH Power Plant for power generation.  He said the company was confident to complete project within time. He said the Zealcon has a reputation of delivering projects ahead of schedule. Managing Director OGDCL Riaz Khan said the Zealcon Engineering has already proved its credentials on a number of occasions and expressed the hope that it would also meet the deadline of UCH-II Gas Development Project.

Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas said joining the UCH-II Gas Development Project by a Canadian firm TDE as a Joint Venture (JV) partner is very important. According to him, energy sector of Pakistan is carrying big opportunities for international firms like TDE.